A process for healing our nation
Artwork : “Reconciliation” by Darug Elder Aunty Edna Watson
Wednesday 6th June, 7:30-9:30pm
Karabi Community Centre, Darcy Rd and Fyall Ave, Wentworthville
Connecting and Refreshments start at 6:30pm
- What is the Makaratta process all about?
- Why does it matter to all of us, as individuals and as a nation?
- How do we grow honest truth telling in our families and organisations?
- What can we do, as individuals, groups, and as a nation, to contribute towards justice, agreement making, and treaties?
Makaratta Workshop Presenter Carol Vale grew up in an Aboriginal mission and has lasting ties to the Dhungutti, Gumbaingirr and Anaiwan peoples. Carol has worked in many government and community organisations and recently started her own company, Murawin, to drive change for First Nations people and strengthen cultural diversity in organisations.
This event is organised in collaboration with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations who will also contribute to the evening, and is supported by the City of Parramatta Council.
Who are we?
- Residents of Western Sydney from diverse backgrounds-Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
- Volunteers with a range of skills and occupations and a desire to work together to make a difference
- Citizens aiming to eliminate disadvantage and injustice
What does Reconciliation mean?
- Encouraging the wider community to build good relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Acknowledging hurt and injustice while supporting healing and equity
- Learning from one another and working together for a better community
What do we do?
- Communicate with residents as well as local, regional and national bodies to keep Reconciliation on the agenda and facilitate change
- Promote and organise educational and cultural activities and projects
- Share stories and lively discussions with guest speakers at our monthly meetings
- Co-operate with related organisations for festivals, forums and stalls
- Distribute information that is accurate and relevant about the situation and concerns of Aboriginal people past and present
- Participate in local councils‛ advisory committees and working parties
- Make submissions to public and private bodies in support
Reconciliation means understanding
Reconciliation means awareness
Reconciliation means compassion
You say you want reconciliation but do you understand what it will take?